Giedrė Žickytė (born November 16, 1979) is a Lithuanian director and screenwriter. She is best known for the internationally acclaimed films The Summer of Sangailė (2015) and When We Talk About Love (2020).
Žickytė was born and raised in Lithuania. She began her career in film as an assistant director on the set of the Lithuanian production Akmens Vilkas (2005). She then went on to direct her first feature film, The Summer of Sangailė, in 2015. The film was a critical success, and was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
In 2016, Žickytė was recognized for her work by the Lithuanian Film Academy, which awarded her the Silver Crane Award for best directing. She followed up with her second feature, When We Talk About Love, in 2020. The film was also well-received, winning the Special Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In addition to her feature films, Žickytė has also directed several television series, including the drama series Likimo Krantai (2018) and the comedy series Iš Mylimiausios (2020). She has also directed two short films, Atlyginimas (2017) and Rūkas (2020).
Žickytė's work has been praised for its nuanced exploration of female characters, focusing on their complexities and vulnerabilities. She has been lauded for her ability to capture the small details of everyday life and her skill in creating powerful and emotive visuals.
Žickytė's work is a testament to the power of contemporary Lithuanian cinema. She has become an influential figure in her country's film industry, inspiring a new generation of filmmakers. Her films have been seen around the world, and she is widely recognized as one of the most promising directors of her generation.